David Akeman (June 17, 1916–November 10, 1973), better known as Stringbean, was an American country music banjo player and comedy musician best known for his role on the hit television show, Hee Haw. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Akeman and his wife were murdered by burglars at their rural Tennessee home in 1973.
Early life and career
Born in Annville, Jackson County, Kentucky, Akeman came from a musical family and was taught to play banjo by… read more
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